Curly Maple & Walnut End Table

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Project by Reinan posted 03-31-2018 12:25 PM 2229 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a small end table I made from Curly Maple & Walnut for my Aunt and Uncle. I used traditional mortise and tenon for the aprons and shop made buttons to attach the top. The drawer is made from 1/2 poplar and stained to approximate the color of walnut. I don’t have resaw capacity so that was the best solution I could come up with. I mortised the handle into the back and top of the walnut drawer face to make the handle as unobtrusive as possible and I lined the bottom of the drawer with brown leather on a removable panel. The breadboard ends are tongue and grooved to the end, but at 12” wide, they are fixed and the walnut dowels are only for looks. The finish is 50/50 BLO/MS which was allowed to dry for a few days before a wiped coat of 1# amber shellac, the top is grain filled with shellac. The final finish is 3 coats of sprayed semi gloss lacquer and the top is rubbed out.

-- -Russ

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#1 posted 03-31-2018 12:34 PM

Great figured walnut Nice job

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#2 posted 03-31-2018 12:40 PM

Extremely nicely constructed and finished. Wonderful woods selected. Wouldn’t fit into my home, but each his own.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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#3 posted 03-31-2018 12:42 PM

My favourite wood combination. I’m glad you didn’t hide that knot/hole. Beautiful joinery on top.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 03-31-2018 04:31 PM

Gorgeous grain combos!

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#5 posted 03-31-2018 10:18 PM

Looks great! Love the wood combo too! And that knot makes it look even better!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 03-31-2018 11:01 PM

Nicely done!!!
Looks stout enough to last a life time and really like your other projects too!!!

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#7 posted 04-06-2018 03:44 PM

That thing is SHARP, Russ!

-- Pete

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